Who said us Scots were dreich, dour, crabbit and wreathed in the kind of doom-laden negativity that Private Frazer used to display in Dad’s Army?

A quick look at Hannah Darling’s player profile on the Scottish Golf website provides a cheery antidote to this perceived sense of crotchety pessimism. “My goal for the future is to be the best female golfer in the world,” it reads.

On the road to global domination, you have to start somewhere and, at the age of just 15, the bubbly, confident and erudite Edinburgh golfer has already monopolised the domestic junior scene. Last weekend’s victory in the Scottish Girls’ Open Championship means she is holding six national titles.

“It’s quite a lot,” she says with a chuckle. “But I’m not stopping there, I want as many as possible.”

Her latest success, a wire-to-wire win over the Eden course in St Andrews, was heard-earned, hugely fulfilling and highly demanding. Being the frontrunner for three days can take a toll at any level of golf.

“I came off at the end and had a cry,” she admitted. “I was done. Mentally, it was the biggest win I’ve had.”

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Darling will make the step up to the rigours of the women’s circuit this weekend when she pits her wits against an international field in the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open at Troon. Given her progression, which has been so rapid it’s just about generated its own g-force, Darling will take it all in her stride. Winning has become a habit for the Broomieknowe prodigy, since she was bitten by the golf bug a few years ago.

“At first, I can’t say I loved golf,” she reflected. “When my brother decided to focus on football, I took over his membership at the golf club although I didn’t really want it. But then I won six Stephen Gallacher Foundation events and winning at the age of eight and nine was such a buzz. I started getting more intense and seeing lots of improvements and thought ‘let’s give this a go’. And I’ve definitely given it a go.

“The motivation comes from within but my family have been huge. I want to do well for them. They are proud but I want to make them even prouder. In the early days, my dad was dragging me to the course. Now I’m dragging him there.

“I wouldn’t say it [success] has surprised me. I’ve always had a great belief from a young age and winning gives you a lot of confidence.”

When she’s not conquering on the golf course, Darling can be found with her head buried in the school books as she prepares for her exams.

Getting a good education behind her is key to the wider plans with a golf scholarship in the USA very much an ambition before, all being well, a move into the professional ranks.

“It’s important to have something to fall back on,” said Darling, whose other big goal this season is the Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.

And as for that aforementioned world domination?

“You’ve got to set your sights high,” she said. “I’m going to keep pushing and go as far as I can.”

Now, that’s the kind of Scottish spirit we like to hear.